Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

UNICEF has supported Iran’s PMTCT programme since its launch in 2014 and continues to assist the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education in its endeavors to expand service coverage

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Challenges

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) is in the national health reform plan. UNICEF has supported Iran’s PMTCT programme since its launch in 2014 and continues to assist the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education in its endeavors to expand service coverage. Expanding PMTCT services is important due to the steadily increasing incidence of HIV among women and the lack of sufficient general awareness about HIV.

Solutions

UNICEF works with the Government and other partners to:

Enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education to provide and expand quality PMTCT services with a specific focus on disadvantaged populations and areas.

Impact

More mothers can take an HIV test, and if found positive, placed on appropriate treatment so that their own health can be maintained and their babies can be free of HIV/AIDS.

Partner

The main partner is the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.

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UNICEF/Iran/Noorani